Transforming lives

Stories about lives that have changed for the better touched by Trusts' programmes and opinions about its philanthropic approach to uplift deprived communities

  • Steering right with the wheels

    March 2017

    The Stree Shakti Kendra, Priyadarshini Taxi Service and Tata Trusts are providing economically backward women new avenues of livelihood with driving training and support to buy cars of their own

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  • Empower. Educate. Enable

    March 2017

    Tata Trusts partner women's groups to empower socially-deprived women to take informed decisions and bring about progress

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  • A change for the better

    March 2017

    Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), a nodal agency of Tata Trusts, has brought about change on a large scale in Central India.

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  • Creating Bangles of Trust across the Country

    March 2017

    Tata Trusts values the importance of educating and empowering the country’s women. Their initiatives in this space speak loud and clear for themselves.

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  • Women rally for open defecation-free village

    March 2017

    Pungro village in Nagaland was a recipient of the Government of India’s ‘clean village award’ — the women self-help groups in the village, with support from North-East Initiatives Development Agency, played a key role in helping it garner the award

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  • The rockstars of Vangara

    March 2017

    Women in Vangara village in Andhra Pradesh have become an inspiration to the community by leading the transformation of the algae-covered slimy village pond into a clean rippling water body to rear fish and enhance livelihoods

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  • Tata Trusts - An ongoing evolution

    March 2017

    Tata Trusts has played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity and introducing the concept of philanthropy to make a significant difference to communities. Many of the initiatives undertaken by Tata Trusts have been far ahead of their time

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  • Ensuring a packed bench at school

    February 2017

    By tweaking lesson plans to fit student requirements, school facilitator Suresh Prajapat is improving learning outcomes and attendance at the GPS Banjarafali school in Sirohi, Rajasthan

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  • Overcoming disability through skilling

    January 2017

    Anil Barjatya’s mobility and earning potential was hindered by his weak legs. Tailoring training by Aajeevika Bureau in Udaipur helped him realise that disability cannot stop success

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  • A good taste

    January 2017

    “We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome, some day; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome, some day.”

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  • Securing livelihoods through training

    January 2017

    Tata Trusts collaborations with Asian Paints and Tata Consultancy Services have boosted livelihood opportunities for weavers and unskilled youth in Northeast India

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  • NEIDA helps families overcome hurdles

    September 2016

    NEIDA formed SHGs with the objectives of empowering women, inculcating the habit of saving and to bring in sustainable interventions.

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  • Solar pumps to reduce costs, preserve the environment in Tarai

    August 2016

    Farmers in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh reduce dependence on polluting diesel pumps, improve availability of water and earn additional income from summer crops with the use of green solar pump

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  • Delivering high quality potato seed tubers to farmers in Leh

    August 2016

    Tata Trusts, NABARD, the Indian Army, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), partners of the Trusts and Siddhivinayak Agri Processing join hands to help procure high-quality seeds to improve potato yields in Leh.

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  • Integrated pest management methods improve yields for cotton farmers in Tamil Nadu

    August 2016

    Cotton farmers in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, discover the secret of integrated pest management to save their fields of white gold and reap better returns

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